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[Beasiswa] Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) 2012-2013

[Beasiswa] Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) 2012-2013

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organisations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organisations.

NFP sub-programmes

The NFP offers you three sub-programmes to choose from:
To be eligible for an NFP fellowship you must:
  • be a mid-career professional with at least three years’ relevant work experience;
  • be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list valid at the time of application;
  • be nominated by your employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period;
  • have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s degree programmes or Short courses on the 2012-2013 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution. This means that you must have met all the academic requirements set by the Dutch institution;
  • not already have received an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme or a PhD fellowship.
  • not already have received two NFP fellowships for a short course and you must not have already received a fellowship in the year preceding your application.
  • not be employed by:
    - a multinational corporation (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft);
    - a large national and/or commercial organisation;
    - a bilateral donor organisation (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid);
    - a multilateral donor organisation, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB);
    - an international NGO (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • have completed and submitted an NFP PhD study, master’s degree programme or short course application, including all the required documentation, before the applicable fellowship application deadline;
  • be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution;
  • have a clear-cut, functional relationship with a relevant organisation and be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into that organisation;
  • be full-time available for the entire period of the programme or course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme;
  • endorse the objective and the aim of the NFP and use your new knowledge and skills to support your employing organisation and your country. Nuffic urges you to return to your home country upon finishing the course or programme to meet the NFP aim in the most effective way.
The Dutch institutions have their own academic application deadlines. Check the NFP brochure or the website of the institution to check which academic application deadline applies.
Sub-programmes
You can start applying on
The fellowship application deadline is
Master’s degree programmes, Short courses, PhD studies 1 November 2011 7 February 2012*
Master’s degree programmes, Short courses 1 February 2012 1 May 2012**
Short courses, PhD studies 1 July 2012 2 October 2012***

Paper application deadlines

The paper fellowship application deadlines are:
*) 1 January 2012
**) 1 April 2012
***) 1 September 2012
for further info visit official website here!
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